George Lowe was one of the triumphant 1953 team to climb Everest. In fact, it was Lowe who first greeted the two climbers on their descent from the summit and who was the recipient of Sir Edmund's famous line: "We knocked the bastard off." Lowe and Gregory and Ang Nima Sherpa supported summit pair and placed Camp 9 1,000' from the summit of 29,028' (8848m). His later expeditions included travelling at over 3,000m altitude, depth soundings of the ice made across the continent to prove that Antarctica was a land mass beneath the ice. Mr Lowe also helped Sir Ed Hillary with the publication of his book "High Adventure" and co-wrote with Ed "East of Everest".